Friday, July 26, 2013

Beware of Gumtree Scam: Scammer Targeted More Than 300 People on the Gumtree

Reports have emerged of series of scams, affecting people across Australia with similar scams on Gumtree

A male scam artist searches the wanted advertisements on site and then contacts the poster to say he has the item they are seeking.

The man then asks where the buyer lives and states he also lives nearby, but is working interstate so is unable to drop the goods off in person. Once the money is transferred to his account he ceases contact.

The scams have involved the attempted purchase of goods including mobile phones, iPads, electronic tablets and gift cards from stores including Coles, Myer and JB Hifi.

Reports of online scams can be made to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission via or your specific country scamwatch website.

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